Happy Monday, friends!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend :) I've been in NC for the past few days spending time with the family because my dad just powered through a triple bypass surgery. He's in recovery mode and totally getting better day after day, which is amazing. I've got a few giveaways planned for this week as well as some fun remakes to keep you guys occupied while I spend some QT time with my rad dad. Yep, I'm a rhyming fool.
So, check out this muumuu...
I must say that I was totally obsessed with the print.
The big red flowers and green leaves are so my jam.
The turtleneck, the sleeves, and the length were less than desirable...
...however I knew that this would be my DOTS!! (Dress of the Summer!) Time to get this summer-ized!!
First off, it's hot out there!! That was the first trigger for taking this from two sleeves to no sleeves! Seam ripper out and ready for action!
I did take a little break along the way... It's been pretty hot here in the south, so I snagged a Dunkin Donuts iced coffee (DD IS MY FAVE AND I"M STILL WAITING FOR THEM TO POP UP IN LOS ANGELES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and just threw that muum on my head.
I got back at it and finished off the sleeves.
One sleeve came off and then I finished the other side to make this completely sleeveless!
I began to pin the raw edges of the armholes underneath to prep for some sewing.
The top of the muumuu was ready to stitch! Little side note - I was not intending to keep that turtleneck like it was, however I was loving the way that it looked with the sleeves removed. I made a last-minute decision to keep it in place!
I stitched down my arms and took the body in a smidge just to make it a bit more fitted.
I cut a portion of the length off next. This excess fabric will totally come in handy as my new sash!
...and I sashed my DOTS!!
The perfect piece to wear to the strawberry farm with my brother!
We were on errand duty, in charge of grabbing groceries, so we thought a trip to the Hall Family Farm would be just the place to do our berry purchasing. Why not try our hand at some farming?
I loved how the strawberries matched my dress!
The dress turned out so well and it's beyond comfortable! Airy enough for the heat, cinched enough to show a bit of shape...
...and designed boldly enough to actually match the berries that we picked!
Now I'm not going to lie. It was tricky actually finding berries that were ripe enough!! There were lots of berries that had gone bad, plenty that weren't ripe enough, but I think that everything was just super picked over by the end of the weekend.
Carrying our cardboard basket, we did our best...
...but I think that we succeeded the most in picture-taking!!
It was the best venue for a fun day of taking candids. Obviously the next shot is totally cands.
We came, we jumped...
...we left with 6 berries.
Good thing we still had the grocery store on our errands list... First stop, the produce section!!